One of the most important skills when it comes to relationship maintenance is communication. However, if you’re not careful, communication can actually make relationship problems worse. For as much as we’re taught that communication is the key to solving all of a relationship’s problems, it remains one of those areas where couples have vastly different ideas of what communication does and doesn’t mean. All the talking in the world doesn’t mean a damned thing if one person see’s their honey-bunny’s lips moving but all they hear is “wa wa wa wa wa wa” like a bizarrely sexual version of Charlie Brown’s teacher.
Whether you want to increase the intimacy in your relationship, find ways of getting closer with your honey or simply find more effective ways of clearing the air, you want to make sure that you’re not just heard but understood. And that means making sure you’re communicating the right way.